Three Straight Games Without a Turnover for Texans

Offense sets a franchise record

November 05, 2018 - 2:02 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) –  Without a turnover against Denver, the Texans have gone three straight games without a giveaway, the longest streak in franchise history.   

“A turnover is giving a possession to the opposing team and seeing how they can capitalize with it. We do not want them to have it. We play complimentary football and try to fit the field and drive 80 to 90 yards to score. [We are trying to] take care of the football and making sure we do that. If we do that, the chances of us winning are very high,” Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson said after the win against the Broncos.

While it’s a Texans’ record, it’s also matches a season high for games without a turnover during the five years Bill O’Brien has been the head coach.  In 2014, the Texans had three games without a turnover.  The following season the Texans had two clean games in 2015, two clean regular season games and one post season game in 2016 and just one clean game in 2017.

The offense is doing their job protecting the football after 11 giveaways in the season’s first six games, and the defense is helping out as well with five takeaways in the last three games.

“That’s one of the biggest things for us right now. We’ve been able to take the ball away and we have, for three straight games, not turned the ball over,” Bill O’Brien said.  “I don’t think there’s any bigger stat. I think if you lose the turnover battle, you’re probably going to lose the game. That’s a big deal for us.”